Energy Days on clean and efficient energy in various formats were being organised across Europe and Eastern Partnership countries, including Belarus.
From virtual guided tours, webinars, virtual exhibitions, online yoga sessions, each event will be displayed on an interactive map visible on the EUSEW website. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the events moved to a new online format under the motto: “Beyond the Crisis: Clean Energy for Green Recovery and Growth”.
Along with organizing local events, the residents and the city administration representatives of the Covenant signatory cities were able to take part in two online contests held by the Belarusian office of the Covenant of Mayors – East.
The winners of the contests have published online their stories about how their cities were going climate resilient and were awarded prizes: Tatsiana Naider from Zeĺva (GoPro action camera), Maxim Mukhin-Grodnitsky from Viciebsk (portable charger) and Evelina Shamankova from Hrodna (trypod). Mary Mikus from Pružany and Olga Grishan from Smarhoń have got incentive prizes. All the #EUSEW20BY contestants entries that gave in total around 2000 amount of reaches (reactions, comments, likes and reposts) are available on the FB album – and are compiled on this page.
The winners in the contest dedicated to the best ideas for energy-saving themed events were: Zeĺva Gymnasium #1 represented by Tatiana Chechet (awarded a bicycle for ECO4POST project), Smarhoń District Centre for the Children and Youth Creativity represented by Natalya Strah (awarded an electric scooter for the project ‘Green Economy and Entrepreneurship’) and Pružany Central District Library represented by Olga Kumakova (awarded a ‘video-blogger kit” for a project “Create your dream home – and save the planet!”). The projects are expected to be implemented before the international Energy Saving Day (11th of November). This FB album contains the winners works and the awarding ceremonies.